(cheers and applause) mr. mckelan, thank you so much for joining me. what a pleasure, good to see you. >> i've missed, i don't understand telephonement when i'm on the set in hobbit and i expect people to be a lot smaller than me. >> stephen: but i -- >> i never thought to say this, stephen colbert, you're big. >> stephen: thank you. >> where the hell are your ears in. >> stephen: i actually have one elf ear if you look closely. >> you do. >> stephen: i do, i will show you my wizard trick, watch this ready? all right. >> oh, oh. nice, eh? gandalf can't do that. >> i can do other things. >> stephen: this is a family show. >> exactly. >> stephen: now 50 year career, theatre, film, acclaimed.